Herr's book Dispatches redefined the genre of war reporting. "I was there to watch," he wrote. "I went to cover the war and the war covered me; an old story, unless of course you've never heard it."
The Stonewall National Monument in New York City will be the first addition to the national park system specifically highlighting the history of the LGBT community.
This week's show finds us swimming around in Pixar's latest, and then we talk about the finer points of the voice acting we love the most. Plus: what's making us happy this week.
Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.
We have the treatments to end health problems like infant diarrhea. Sendhil Mullainathan says the "last mile" nudge is to encourage people to use them.
Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani offers a creative solution to gently push young women into making bold decisions. Her program aims to close the gender gap in computer science.
Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.
Psychiatrist Judson Brewer describes how patients who practice simple mindfulness techniques can kick unhealthy habits.
How can a simple adjustment - a nudge - change our behavior for the better? Professor Richard Thaler says his "nudge theory" can make it easier for people to save money, eat healthily and more.
The Kiwi actor/filmmaker uses humor to address painful situations in his films. His latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, follows a city kid trekking through the wilderness with his reluctant foster dad.
As more chefs experiment with microorganisms to transform ingredients and create new flavors, fermentation has gone from ancient preservation technique to culinary tool du jour.
The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.
Director Nicholas Winding Refn's latest is a blood-soaked, luridly lit and blistering riff on Hollywood beauty standards pitched "somewhere between the museum and the grindhouse."
Ricky's an undisciplined foster kid; Hec's a cantankerous outdoorsman who becomes a reluctant father figure. The pair brave New Zealand's bush country while relentlessly pursued by a social worker.
Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo's latest movie iterates the same encounter between a filmmaker and young woman in two different styles, with two different results.
Director Todd Solondz follows an adorable dachshund as it passes from one blisteringly lonely suburbanite to another. The result is a film that manages to be deeply pessimistic but never cynical.
A shark traps a medical student just 90 seconds from shore in this mediocre, water-logged thriller.
Native Americans in the Great Lakes region have cultivated the giant squash for centuries. Now tribes are sharing the seeds with each other and with small farmers to bring the plant back.
"Something really profound has changed in the way that we use guns," journalist Evan Osnos says. He estimates that 13 million people are licensed to carry a concealed gun in America.
Bill Simmons debuted his new HBO show Any Given Wednesday with a few very strong feelings from Ben Affleck about Tom Brady.